2018 Kia Optima Safety Ratings

2018 Kia Optima InventoryWhen looking for your next sedan in the Avon, Indianapolis, and Plainfield areas, odds are you’ve come across the 2018 Kia Optima. This great midsize sedan has advanced technology features, great fuel economy ratings, and, most importantly, excellent safety ratings.

To give you all the information you’ll need on the Kia Optima safety ratings, our team at Andy Mohr Kia has all the details right here in one place. Explore the Optima’s safety features, then see how you can check them out for yourself!

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Kia Optima Safety Features

The Kia Optima interior excels with its list of advanced safety features that will keep you and your loved ones safe on the road. Whether you’re utilizing your Optima as a family-friendly vehicle or to bring a few friends on the next group night out, you’ll have an extra sense of security, no matter where life takes you.


2018 Kia Optima Interior Technology


With Kia’s state-of-the-art DRIVEWiSE driver assistant technology, you’ll really feel like you have a personal assistant while on the road. Such advanced assistance features include:

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Warning System
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Rear Parking Assist System

While some of these features are optional, you’ll get Blind Spot Detection and Lane Change Assist standard on your Optima, so you’ll always have an extra set of eyes on your drives.

Kia Optima Safety Ratings

Now, let’s check out how the Optima was rated from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Both the NHTSA and the IIHS are reputable sources for crash testing, as they provide several different tests for models each year. These tests are then given scores based on how the vehicle performed.

The NHTSA rates the vehicle based on a star system from one to five, in several different categories. The IIHS also rates based on several categories, but instead of a star system, they use ratings of Poor, Marginal, Acceptable, and Good.

Let’s check out where the Optima ranked based on these ratings.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


2018 Kia Optima Safety Features

The Kia Optima received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This rating means that it received excellent scores in the Frontal Crash, Side Crash, and Rollover testing categories.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

The IIHS named the Kia Optima a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+ and awarded it the highest rating of “Good” in all five crash test categories, which include:

  • Small overlap front
  • Moderate overlap front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength
  • Head restraints & seats

Learn More About the Kia Optima Safety Ratings

As you can see, the Kia Optima is an all-around safe, trusted vehicle to take you on your drives around Avon, Indianapolis, and Plainfield. If you’d like to learn more about the great safety features the Optima has to offer, contact us at Andy Mohr Kia to schedule a test drive today!